>> i agree. >> eliot: when you go into a debate you defend your record, and present your vision, he was standing like a punching bag. ryan, who could explain the performance of that by someone who is clearly so smart and has been the president for four years? >> well, you know, a lot of people have tried to get inside his head. if i were going to do that, i would say primarily he has a disdain for romney. and he wanted to express it in kind of a dismissive way like i'm president of the united states, who does this think guy think he is to be standing up on the stage with me. that kind of explains why he was looking down, looking down at the podium the whole time, and just trying--almost ignore the fact that there was this guy to his right. you know, there are so many obvious times he could have jumped in. like mitt romney said, gee, i need a better accountant.